therealkat

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  1. therealkat :: C'Mon Grab Your Friends

    Week 4 - Day 1 Hard Work Sucks Running for Weight Loss 3x Per Week 3 points per week Week 1 :: 1/3 Posted a better time yesterday -- I was able to do 6.5 minutes of continuous running twice in the intervals, so that's an improvement. I certainly felt gassed at the end, but it's showing me that I AM improving. Which is great. Because my friends just booked me a slot in the Toronto Beer Run in September for my birthday... Show Off Your Muscles Two cross training workouts - anything that isn’t running. 2 points per week Week 1 :: 0/2 No cross training yesterday. Unacceptable This castle is in unacceptable condition. CLEAN IT. 1 point per week Week 1 :: 0/1 Unsure of my project this week... I am thinking hall closets. They have become blackholes. I Am… Complicated Spend time every day reflecting with meditation or journaling. 7 points per week Week 1 :: 1/7 Brief meditation before bed. I had felt off all day and just kind of gross. The guy I started seeing helped a lot -- he really focused on me and listened while I described what I was feeling and what was in my brain at the moment, and it felt good to let go to someone who cared... and then I felt motivated to do the night time meditation. Get A Life Get back to your hobbies. 1 point per week Week 1 : 0/1 I DID SOME COSPLAY! Wig work and some accessories...
  2. therealkat :: C'Mon Grab Your Friends

    I think my bad mood yesterday jaded me -- I just did Week 3 Day 3 and it wasn't bad, despite the 3 minute run, sprint, 3 minute run, sprint, walk pattern. I did ok!
  3. therealkat :: C'Mon Grab Your Friends

    I'm doing the intermediate plan -- no distance plan. I might switch... not that running 2.5 miles is not enough, but I feel really shitty that at week 3 I'm already feeling like it's 'too hard' and I've run half marathons... SIGH.
  4. therealkat :: C'Mon Grab Your Friends

    Week 3 - Day 4, 5, 6, & 7 Hard Work Sucks Running for Weight Loss 3x Per Week 3 points per week Week 1 :: 2/3 Still here, still around. Got one more slow and painful and hot and humid run in and I'm actively dreading the Warrior Dash in two weeks. Show Off Your Muscles Two cross training workouts - anything that isn’t running. 2 points per week Week 1 :: 2/2 I did one dad of BodyCombat and then I went for a long walk with my sister as well. The walks always feel like cheating, but it was intentional exercise. Unacceptable This castle is in unacceptable condition. CLEAN IT. 1 point per week Week 1 :: 1/1 Next step of Yard Work is done. So... On to week four. I Am… Complicated Spend time every day reflecting with meditation or journaling. 7 points per week Week 1 :: 1/7 I'm feeling... numb right now about all the meditation and journaling. Like I have to talk about this divorce stuff all the time, and I'm tired of it now. At least most of the family knows now, thanks to a family gathering. And I'm changing my name at work tomorrow... and then Facebook. So. Hopefully that will be over soon. Get A Life Get back to your hobbies. 1 point per week Week 1 : 0/1 I really tried to get cosplay things done this week but I'm just so... bleh about it. The convention we are going to in three weeks is just a dumpster fire right now, and I'm not motivated to make anything new. I've got Annie from League of Legends to finish up, Ramona Flowers to revamp, and Max Caulfield from Life is Strange to finish... Sister is making the Raven Claw school uniform... So I'm just meh.
  5. therealkat :: C'Mon Grab Your Friends

    Week 3 - Day 3 Hard Work Sucks Running for Weight Loss 3x Per Week 3 points per week Week 1 :: 1/3 No run -- my legs were oddly very sore yesterday. Show Off Your Muscles Two cross training workouts - anything that isn’t running. 2 points per week Week 1 :: 0/2 Not today. Spent that time being a sweaty gardener Unacceptable This castle is in unacceptable condition. CLEAN IT. 1 point per week Week 1 :: 0/1 I gardened for 2 hours to the point of panting and sweating and nearly dying. I left it all around my yard - the things I tore out - because I was too exhausted to go back and pick it all up. I'll get that done this weekend. I Am… Complicated Spend time every day reflecting with meditation or journaling. 7 points per week Week 1 :: 1/7 I slept hard last night. Did a 10 minute meditation before bed. Get A Life Get back to your hobbies. 1 point per week Week 1 : 0/1 Started some cosplay work - going to keep that up this week.
  6. therealkat :: C'Mon Grab Your Friends

    MN is a no fault state -- we're filing uncontested, no children. Looks like we go today to get the papers notarized, he brings them to the courthouse and files, and in about 30 days we get approval unless a Judge wants to see us to ask anything about the split that seems fishy in the paper work. So at least I live in an 'easy' state.
  7. therealkat :: C'Mon Grab Your Friends

    Week 3 - Day 2 Hard Work Sucks Running for Weight Loss 3x Per Week 3 points per week Week 1 :: 1/3 I struggled HARD last night with my run. Maybe it's my body still fighting the strep... but it was really a slow shuffle and it was not fun. I'm getting really sick and tired of feeling liker a beginner six years in. Show Off Your Muscles Two cross training workouts - anything that isn’t running. 2 points per week Week 1 :: 0/2 No cross training. Unacceptable This castle is in unacceptable condition. CLEAN IT. 1 point per week Week 1 :: 0/1 YARD WOOOOOOORK! Gonna chop down and trim all the things! I Am… Complicated Spend time every day reflecting with meditation or journaling. 7 points per week Week 1 :: 0/7 Well, apparently we're filing divorce papers today, so no need to stress about that meditation. I really do need to take the time to write again. I haven't made that a priority at all. Get A Life Get back to your hobbies. 1 point per week Week 1 : 0/1 Started some cosplay work - going to keep that up this week.
  8. therealkat :: C'Mon Grab Your Friends

    It does suck but... it's better for us both. More smiles are good! Well he came over last night to ask if we could skip the next appointment and go straight to filing, so we're done. Submitting the paperwork to the courthouse today. He's not one to sit and wait on things, so it seems like he is rushing, but it's just him being him. I am not 100% clear on if he goes in today if that means we are done today, or if he is just submitting the paperwork and we'll be done in 30ish days whenever a judge reads and signs and sends us the paperwork back.
  9. therealkat :: C'Mon Grab Your Friends

    So things have changed for me - and I have the opportunity to take some time to really figure my shit out right now, so I’m taking it. I’m considering this a Time of Adventure. I still want to focus on getting back in the habit of working out 3-5 days a week. It’s been really hard, but I know I can do it. Trying to be gentle with myself as I get back there, but the frustration has been real. This challenge is heavily reflective/me-centric with working out mixed in. My husband and I have chosen a trial separation, and so while I have this time on my own to figure my shit out, I don’t want to waste it. So there is def a theme here that is working out, but working on me, too. I’m including passive goals -- things I hope happen because I am actively working on the main goals. Should be a fun little progress check. So let’s go on an Adventure! Hard Work Sucks Running for Weight Loss 3x Per Week Use the Running for Weight Loss app 3x per week to get back into running and practice consistent intervals. 3 points per week, 15 points total Passive Goal: Lose 5 pounds during this challenge Show Off Your Muscles Two cross training workouts - anything that isn’t running. Could be a Darebee, could be yoga, could be a bike ride, could be kickboxing… just something to add work to other muscles to balance out run training. 2 points per week, 10 points total Passive Goal: Fit back into my size 8 jeans. Unacceptable This castle is in unacceptable condition. CLEAN IT. While the space is mine, I want to pick 1 project and a week to clean things up. Ideas are: deep-cleaning the bathrooms, reorganizing the bedroom, decluttering the craft room, cleaning the yard, deep-cleaning the living room, watching the window screens, vacuuming the everything, rearranging things, cleaning the basement workout room, etc. 1 point per week, 5 points total Passive Goal: Rearrange the living room to include a reading corner I Am… Complicated Spend time every day reflecting with meditation or journaling. While we are away from each other, I want to focus on really getting in check with me and where I am at. I’d like to do this through a combination of meditation and journaling. I want to check in with myself daily to make sure I’m using this time wisely. 7 points per week, 35 points total Passive Goal: Being able to sort out what I truly want from this time. Get A Life Get back to your hobbies. One of the things I have felt over the years is that I have given up my hobbies or set aside things I want to do because reasons. Stress, life, depression… so while I am on my own, I want to get back to some of these things to see if they are really hobbies I want to keep with me. I want to pick one thing a week to work on and see how I feel about it. Ideas include: getting my guitar restrung and practicing a few times a week, working in the uke a bit, trying more needlepoint or embroidery, hula-hooping, practicing my German with Duolingo 1 point per week, 5 points total Passive Goal: Figuring out which hobbies are still worth my time.